Cell Phones and Kids Part 1

Cell Phones and Kids Part 1

Should your child have a cell phone? The following article is the first of three parts from Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith, www.faithandsafety.org, a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and an attempt...

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Social Networks and Kids Part 2

Social Networks and Kids Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part article on Social Networks and Kids originally posted on Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Social Network Privacy Settings Anything...

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Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith

Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith

Being a parent isn’t easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things can often seem impossible. But you aren’t alone.  Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith, www.faithandsafety.org, is a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between...

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Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be

Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be

  Listen Now as OCN discussed two important topics: the Church’s understanding of manhood and the veneration of the Theotokos, the Virgin Mary and Mother of God. The upcoming Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15, it is important to better understand who she is, the...

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All we ask is for age appropriate behavior.

All we ask is for age appropriate behavior.

You might have heard that there are two kinds of prayer: Corporate Prayer and Personal Prayer. Corporate Prayer is when we are in services together, as in Vespers, Liturgy, Paraklesis…where two or more are gathered praying for the same things. Private Prayer is when you are alone in your “closet”,...

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Seven Ways to Answer, “What is Orthodoxy?”

Seven Ways to Answer, “What is Orthodoxy?”

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl080616.mp3 Listen Now. In this edition of Come Receive the Light, we listen to an interview with Dr. Lynn Ponton on children and violence. Is the child’s environment too violent?  Dr. Ponton suggests we look at surrounding life influences, home atmosphere, and media use. This is a powerful series for...

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Chicago’s Family Synaxis Ministry

Chicago’s Family Synaxis Ministry

A Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries program, Different Drummers, featured the Family Synaxis Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Different Drummers is Chicago’s only spotlight on contemporary values and interests and talents of teenage youth and young adults. Fr. John Rallis, the ministry’s spiritual father, says “Synaxis is a...

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Families and Crisis

Families and Crisis

We welcome back Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. This week he shares the story of Saints Vincent and Waltrude of Soignoies, from the 7th century. Listen as they discuss the making of a holy family. And keep listening to hear a conversation...

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Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

  Lent is a three-legged stool of Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving. If you try to balance on only one leg, you are sure to fall. It is very common for people to make this mistake when it comes to fasting during Lent.  We often get distracted by the foods...

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Parents, Children, Faith, and Love

Parents, Children, Faith, and Love

We have three conversations on Come Receive the Light this week.  Our main feature is a conversation with Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care, BS, MDiv, PhD at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Listen as they discuss raising children who will hold on to their faith...

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